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2004 National Orders awards

2004 National Orders awards

Forty-seven men and women have received South Africa's highest civilian honours for exceptional service to the people of the country and for the roles they played in SA's fight for freedom.
2003 National Orders awards

2003 National Orders awards

Forty-one South Africans - and the members of two Defence Force rescue missions - have received the country's highest honours for outstanding contributions to nation building, the creative arts and sport, and for courage in the face of great danger.
2002 National Orders awards

2002 National Orders awards

Here are the 2002 winners of the National Orders - the highest honour that South Africa can bestow on its citizens and foreigners.
Young South Africans Mokoni Chaka and Evert du Preez acted bravely during the Hennenman–Kroonstad train accident.

Young Kroonstad train tragedy heroes nominated for National Order

The story of two brave young Free State boys rescuing passengers during the recent Shosholoza Meyl train tragedy, has struck a chord with South...

Q&A with South Africans working at Doctors Without Borders

Spanning the globe, the international organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Doctors Without Borders in English – helps those affected by natural disasters or...
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South Africa’s national symbols

A country’s symbols – seal, motto, flag, anthem, coat of arms and natural symbols – tell its story and play a crucial role in...

Attacks on foreign nationals: South Africa responds

After violence against foreigners, many of them from elsewhere in Africa, erupted in communities across the country over the past week, the government, civil society and ordinary citizens have condemned the attacks, sought ways to alleviate the suffering, and looked for ways to end the conflict.

Our African bonds defy borders

The South Africa where foreigners fear for their lives is not the South Africa envisioned by Nelson Mandela and the Freedom Charter, writes Thebe Ikalafeng.

South African artists draw international interest

South African artists present a unique South African identity to the world, and the high prices many local artists fetch internationally are testament to the growing interest in the calibre of local artists – as well as in that identity.

Booklet: Stop attacks on foreign nationals

The South African government appeals for peace and tolerance following the recent violence against foreign nationals. In addition to the human cost, the attacks damage the country's reputation and development, and ignore migrants' contribution to our society, as a new booklet explains. Read and download the booklet here.


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